I'm a "Wanna Beekeeper". I first became "involved" with bees in 7th grade, when my teacher got one of those "see thru" hives. Note - this was a 4 room schoolhouse for grades 1-8. Later my father raised/kept bees, about 7 hives. So I've beekeeping in my background. My predicament is I'm buying a house in NE Mississippi that is primarily in a mixed pine/hardwood (70/30) 15 yr old forest area. Is there any general rule of thumb of how much meadow/garden area vs forested area is required within the 1 mile/2 mile limit?